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A MESSAGE ON LYING

A minister, one Sunday morning, said to his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. In preparation for that message, I'm asking all of you to read Mark 17 this coming week."

The following Sunday, he stood up to preach and asked, "How many of you took the time to read Mark 17 this past week?" Nearly every hand went up.

The minister smiled and said, "That's very good, but Mark has only 16 chapters. I will now proceed with my message on the sin of lying."

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